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PILL WAY, SEVERN BRIDGE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, CALDICOT, MONMOUTHSHIRE NP26 5PU - UK

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Left to Right - Managing Director, Tony Mort, Director & Rental Manager, John Swift, Director & General Manager, Nick Cragg

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New Access Platforms Financial Solutions Pre-Owned Platforms Training Rental Services Services & Maintenance Regulations Page Page Page Page Page Page Page 04 09 10 12 14 16 18

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Founded in 1990, AJ Access Platforms Ltd are market leaders in the supply of new and used hydraulic work platforms both in the UK and the international market. We are approved distributers for Genie, JLG, Skyjack and Niftylift. With over 20 years experience in the access industry we have an excellent reputation for quality and integrity. With IPAF Plus status (International Powered Access Federation) nobody understands working at height better than AJ Access. Head Office is conveniently based in Caldicot, only 5 minutes drive from the Severn Bridge river crossing and 30 minutes drive from Cardiff and Bristol Airports. Our Rental depots are located in; Caldicot, Swansea and Southampton, our customers also benefit from our two Sales & Support Centres; one located at our Southampton premises and the other at East Midlands Airport in Derbyshire. The AJ Access Platforms website provides all our customers throughout the world with up to date, detailed stock information of all the latest access platforms we have available for sale, the choice we offer is unrivalled. Our website is customer focussed, and offers clear and detailed information, we are also please to offer live on-line support, where our operators will be available to assist with any queries you may have. In addition to our Sales operation, we also run one of the countries most modern and quickly expanding Access Platform rental fleets. This fleet is supported by our own team of factory trained Service Engineers whose experience and knowledge of Access Platforms is second to none. Through our experience and expertise, we are able to deliver solutions to any powered access training requirements, either through our purpose built Training Centres, located at Caldicot, Southampton and Swansea, or on site throughout the UK. Whatever your requirements; whether it is the purchase of a new or pre-owned access platform, a quote on a Service & Maintenance Package, scheduling IPAF training, or hiring a machine. AJ Access Platforms are here to find you a safe, secure access solution.

Rental Depot - Caldicot

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New Access Platforms

A J Access Platforms are authorised distributors for the worlds leading manufacturers and with large stocking orders in place, availability is rarely an issue. The manufacturers that we represent are the very best in the industry and we can provide you with a completely unbiased appraisal of your requirements, which means you get the perfect platform for your needs.

Push Around AWP's

Compact and portable, push around platforms allow one or two workers and are convenient to set up and manoeuvre in tight spaces. A variety of base and platform options make these lifts easy to customise for a broad range of construction, maintenance, industrial, school, office, retail and warehouse applications ­ providing an economical, easyto-transport access solution.

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New Access Platforms

Self Propelled Mast Platforms

Whether you've got work to do in factories or retail centres, the mast platforms compact design makes it ideal for use where space is restricted. Reliable direct electric drive system delivers extended duty cycles, which offers significant productivity advantages over ladders or scaffolding. Mast boom platforms let you meet your overhead challenges head on. Positioning can be made easier with a rotating mast, working heights up to 13m and over 5m of jib reach.

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Tracked Platforms

Track mounted platforms are the solution when it comes to uneven terrain or steep inclines. Most track mounted platforms offer superb gradeability, in some cases will climb very steep inclines as high as 60% combined with excellent traction and gripon uneven terrain. Variable width tracks can give access to narrow openings improving versatility. Optional rubber free and nonmarking tracks are also available, ideal for internal or clean applications. An extensive range of boom options are available typically with working heights of 9-17m.

Trailer Mounted Booms Platforms

The multiple possibilities for use at heights of between 9 and 26 metres, both indoors and outdoors, makes trailer mounted platforms one of the most popular with a vast cross section of businesses. Their compactness and lightweight design allow them to be towed to virtually any site, where their outriggers can correct uneven ground conditions. Trailer mounted platforms exist in both articulated and telescopic versions, continuing research and development has resulted in many options such as hydraulically operated outriggers for easy and quick set up, a Bi Energy power system either petrol or diesel coupled with long cycle batteries.

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Scissor Platforms

A Large platform area, capacity ranges from 230kg to 1,000kg, with working heights from 6 to 22 metres. Scissor platforms find their uses in many different environments, from construction, factory maintenance, cleaning, events and many more. Compact battery powered for indoor use allowing easy access to narrow spaces, or diesel powered with rough terrain capability for outdoor applications, our team of experts will guide you every step of the way.

Articulated Boom Platforms

With working heights from 10 to 41m Articulating boom platforms take you where you want to be for maintenance, installation and construction work. Diesel, electric, gas/LPG or bi-fuel powered they provide excellent versatility to get up, out and over tricky obstacles. Two ­ and four ­ wheel drive options are available; models capable of accessing rough terrain and platforms that allow access through standard double doorways offer unparalleled versatility.

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Telescopic Boom Platforms

Their long reach and speed of operation make Telescopic Boom Platforms the perfect tool for ship yards, construction, demolition and maintenance sites. Working heights from 12 to 43m, some models are fitted with articulating jib providing a wider range of motion. Diesel powered, 2 or 4 wheel drive and oscillating axle packages for improved rough terrain capabilities.

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Finance Solutions

Funding your purchase and finding the right product that meets your financial needs can often prove a daunting prospect. We can take the hassle out of the process and talk in a language you will understand. Through our partnerships with leading finance companies we would be happy to arrange funding for you, subject to status. Our funding deals are bespoke and can include products such as Hire Purchase, Lease Purchase, Finance Lease, Operating Lease and Contract Hire. Features can include low or zero deposits, extended terms, balloon payments and payment holidays. In addition to these products we can offer guaranteed buy backs.

We have been working closely in conjunction with our chosen finance partners for a number of years and are confident what ever your requirements we can offer a solution. If you are interested in any of these, or would like to go into more detail, please speak to a member of our Sales Team.

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"AJ Access have provided us with

a service which is second to none. From choosing the right second hand machine for our requirements, to service and after sales support, AJ Access has been there for us every step of the way."

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Pre - Owned Platforms

AJ Access has built a reputation over the past 18 years for providing the highest quality pre owned equipment. All of the platforms that we supply are serviced, tested and inspected and awarded an up to date LOLER certificate. Our engineers are factory trained, and all hold IPAF Accredited CAP licences. (Competent Assessed Person scheme) We have extensive workshop facilities and stores capable of undertaking work from routine servicing to major refubishment, all supported by an after sales service second to none. We also offer a full re-painting and cosmetic refurbishment program and every platform is supplied with complete service, parts and operators manuals. We operate our own transport fleet of modern purpose built vehicles for delivery anywhere in the UK and have comprehensive loading facilities for most types of trailers. At AJ Access Platforms you will find one of the largest range of pre-owned platforms any where in Europe. Many visitors are surprised at the choice and with expert advice on hand are able to find the perfect platform to meet their requirements. You can keep up to date with stock availability by visiting our website. Every single platform is shown, including price, specification and a selection of photographs. We have built up an enviable client base over the years both in the UK and overseas from the shipyards of Scandinavia to airports in the Middle East.

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Training

Falls from height are the main cause of workplace fatality, last year 45 people died due to a fall from height in the workplace. This figure is shrinking year on year (53 people lost their lives in the same period the previous year) due to the improvement of the awareness of safety whilst working at height. It is very important that this trend continues. Experience shows that falls from height usually occur as a result of poor management control rather than because of equipment failure (source HSE 2006/2007) As a user of Powered Access equipment you will no doubt be aware of the current regulations (LOLER, PUWER, HASWA and WAHR). Failure of an employer to provide adequate training can make them liable to prosecution. AJ Access Platforms have experienced IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) registered instructors and we are an IPAF Accredited CAP Assessment Centre, having extensive knowledge of the Powered Access Platforms industry; we have successfully trained over 10,000 operatives throughout the UK and Europe. Operators that undertake training with A J Access Platforms can receive their licences within 48 hours of successful completion of the course, the licence they receive are then valid for 5 years.

both and at A Access " Training wasinconductedAll ouron sitethoroughly Jenjoyed Training centre Caldicot. staff

the training, the content was informative and presented in a relaxed but professional manner. I myself have been operating Platforms for a number of years, but still found the course offered plenty of new and interesting information. A very necessary and all together worthwhile experience

T.A Roberts B.A Logistics

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We are currently able to offer the following courses: Operator/Demonstrator Course MEWPS for Managers Load/Unload Harness Courses Competent Assessed Persons (CAP Programme) PASMA Training

We offer training solutions to suit all customers needs and requirements. Through our experience and expertise we have developed Training Centre's that can deliver solutions to any Powered Access requirements both efficiently and cost effectively. Either from our purpose built Training Centre's in Caldicot, Fareham and Swansea or on site throughout the UK if suitable conditions exist. As a member of the `Access Link' we are able to provide complete UK coverage.

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Rental Services

A J Access operates a modern fleet of hire machines from locations in Caldicot, Swansea and Southampton. We are proud to be founder members of the Access Link which means we can offer all our customers the same high level of equipment and service countrywide. Being accredited with the prestigious IPAF Rental Plus status demonstrates to our customers we strive to achieve the highest standards of customer care, machinery and service. With a fleet of platforms from the industries leading suppliers, and ultra modern profile we are confident of providing a short or long term rental solution whatever the requirement. For a full catalogue of the platforms we operate or a free site survey please contact any of our rental departments.

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Rental & Service Outlets - Countrywide

Access Link are the UK's only association of professional hirers and suppliers of access equipment, which means that AJ Access Platforms can hire you machines no matter where you are in the country.

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Service & Maintenance

Did you realise that `The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998' means that any owner of a piece of access equipment has a mandatory obligation to ensure that their machines are examined every six months by a competent person and that records must be kept? Why not take the hassle out of it?

Service and maintenance agreements from A.J. Access Platforms - Taking care of all your service needs.

By taking out an SMA (Service and Maintenance Agreement) with A.J. Access Platforms you rest assured that your investment will be well maintained and comply with all current legislation. You will be notified when your next service and inspection is due and a convenient time for you will be scheduled well in advance. Once the service is complete you will receive a full report from our Engineer - we also retain copies of all reports on site for your future reference. For jobs requiring workshop facilities we can arrange for equipment to be collected and repaired at one of our regional workshops.

Please contact our Service Team today on +44 (0)1291 421155 for more information.

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Regulations

Falls from height are the main cause of workplace fatality and the second most common cause of major injury to employees, accounting for around 12% of all such injuries. It's easy to see why the HSE has made reducing the number of falls from height a priority. In 2007/08 the total number of fatal injuries rose by 12% to 58 members of personnel. Personnel don't have to fall far to be hurt, 7 of these un-necessary deaths were from a fall from below head height. Ladders, roofs and scaffold were the most common agents associated with a fatal injury to workers during this period, and the Construction Industry accounted for 59% of all fatalities to workers as a result of falling from a height. (source HSE 2006)

The Management of Health & Safety at work regulation 1999

· Requires risk assessment to be carried out · Precautions must be taken in proportion to risk, to eliminate or control · Precautions taken must be reasonable in relation to risk · Safe systems of work must be devised where risk can not be eliminated, employees must follow and employers must ensure they do

Working at height regulations 2006

· Increased emphasis on safety at height · Increased frequency of site visits · Less acceptability of ladders · Lighting must be kept to acceptable levels to enable people to work safely

Statistics like this have meant...

· Increased emphasis from the HSE · Revisions / additions to Regulations and Guidelines · Increased promotion of responsibilities & guidelines · In some cases ­ `Corporate Manslaughter' verdicts · Awareness in many sectors of industry

PM28- Guidance Notes

· Relates to use of non-integrated cages on Forklifts · Must be fitted with cage control (unless exceptional circumstances can be proven) · Forklift controls must be isolated

The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974

· Places an employer responsible for the health and welfare of their employees · Gives the employer an overall duty of care to provide systems, procedure, training, equipment and clothing · Advises employees on their responsibility for themselves, colleagues and members of the public whilst they are at work.

Provision and use of work equipment Regulations 1998

· Equipment must be suitable for the task · Equipment must be maintained at regular intervals · Operators must be suitably experienced and trained

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